Today in Pictures, May 13, 2019

Today in Pictures, May 13, 2019
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Children dressed as deities and characters from popular culture are held above the crowd on pedestals before a parade at the Cheung Chau Bun Festival in Hong Kong; newly ordained priests lie on the floor as Pope Francis leads a mass in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in Rome, Italy; and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

Beautiful Photos That Capture The Magic Of The Great Rann Of Kutch & Will Convince You To Visit

Beautiful Photos That Capture The Magic Of The Great Rann Of Kutch & Will Convince You To Visit
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In a country as diverse as India, there are plenty of beautiful hidden corners, rolling hills and warm beaches to camp at. A true traveller will vouch for that. Anyone's first instinct is to discover the hills or the beaches. But the Great Rann of Kutch is a gem sitting in plain sight and it is a place we highly recommend to anyone looking to plan their next travel. The white sands, the simple life and breathtaking sunsets will leave you in awe.

Lovely plants for busy people

Lovely plants for busy people
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If you love to decorate your house with plants, but find yourself too occupied with work, studying and other stresses, this is a list of perfect plants for you! They are beautiful, easy to take care of and ask for nothing for return.

Today in Pictures, May 10, 2019

Today in Pictures, May 10, 2019
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International Art Exhibition of the Biennale in Venice, Muslim men take a rest after attending Friday prayers during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jakarta, and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

Today in Pictures, May 9, 2019

Today in Pictures, May 9, 2019
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Tottenham Hotspur soccer players celebrate in Amsterdam, Netherlands, one of the two Colorado school shooters appears in court, and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

Today in Pictures, May 8, 2019

Today in Pictures, May 8, 2019
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Shooting at a school in Colorado, U.S., jailed Reuters journalists freed in Yangon, Myanmar, and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

Today in Pictures, May 7, 2019

Today in Pictures, May 7, 2019
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Ramadan month in Singapore, Thailand's newly crowned King greets crowd in Bangkok, Thailand, and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

In Pictures: Cyclone Fani leaves trail of destruction in India

In Pictures: Cyclone Fani leaves trail of destruction in India
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Cyclone Fani made landfall in eastern India on May 3 before moving towards Bangladesh, killing at least 33 and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless in its wake.

Nicosia International Airport: The Cypriot airport abandoned for 44 years

Nicosia International Airport: The Cypriot airport abandoned for 44 years
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A large passenger jet sits silent and still on the edge of a sun-beaten track. It won't fly again -- its engines have been stripped down, its wings wrecked and weathered by time.

Food Photographer of the Year 2019: Noodle feast scoops top prize

Food Photographer of the Year 2019: Noodle feast scoops top prize
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Chinese photographer Jianhui Liao has been named as the overall winner of the Food Photographer of the Year 2019 contest.

Leonardo da Vinci's lost masterpieces

Leonardo da Vinci's lost masterpieces
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The Renaissance man was as much a scientist as an artist. On the 500th anniversary of his death, Cath Pound explores how Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings reveal his genius.

‘Everything Clicked’ For Game Of Thrones Fans After Tonight’s Episode

‘Everything Clicked’ For Game Of Thrones Fans After Tonight’s Episode
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This is your five second warning: if you haven’t seen the latest Game of Thrones episode, go and watch it before you carry on reading. I’m not being responsible for ruining the series for you.

These Design Fails Are So Bad They're Funny & Prove Creativity Is Not For Everyone

These Design Fails Are So Bad They're Funny & Prove Creativity Is Not For Everyone
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Have you ever seen something and tilted your head just because you've never seen anything so crappy before? There are some creations that seem like an assault to the senses, and make you wonder what these people were thinking. But after you're done cringing, the only thing left to do is laugh off the bad designs that make no sense whatsoever.

The 1968 sci-fi that spookily predicted today

The 1968 sci-fi that spookily predicted today
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In the first of BBC Culture’s new series on fiction that predicted the future, Hephzibah Anderson looks at the work of John Brunner, whose vision of 2010 was eerily accurate.

Heart failure: How much salt should you have? Smart food swaps for a healthy heart

Heart failure: How much salt should you have? Smart food swaps for a healthy heart
Health

Various studies have documented the adverse effect of excessive salt consumption in the well-being of your heart, and heart failure patients are no exception.

Brain scans may identify people at risk of attempting suicide: Study

Brain scans may identify people at risk of attempting suicide: Study
Health

The risk of suicide among individuals with PTSD is much higher than the general population, but identifying those individuals at greatest risk has been difficult.

How to keep your baby cool in summer: 5 parenting tips for first-time parents

How to keep your baby cool in summer: 5 parenting tips for first-time parents
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To help you get started and boost the confidence you need to embrace your new role, we’ve listed here a few parenting tips that can keep your newborn healthy, cool and comfortable during summer.

Haunting virtual floods submerge cities around the world

Haunting virtual floods submerge cities around the world
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Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has long explored sustainability issues through eye-catching installations that fuse science, art and design. From smog-eating towers and energy-generating kites to light-emitting bicycle paths, they have all captivated while also suggesting new possibilities for a more environmentally sound future. But "Waterlicht" may be his most breathtaking project to date.

Jimmy Nelson revisits world's most remote tribes in 'Homage to Humanity'

Jimmy Nelson revisits world's most remote tribes in 'Homage to Humanity'
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In 2013, the British photographer Jimmy Nelson published his first monograph, a 400-page photo book titled "Before They Pass Away." His subjects were shot in some of the world's most remote wildernesses, showing us, in monumental fashion, the lives and cultures of some of the world's most isolated and ancient indigenous communities.

Today in Pictures, April 29, 2019

Today in Pictures, April 29, 2019
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Mourners light candles during a vigil in memory of the bomb blast victims in Sri Lanka, colourful lanterns lift into in the night sky in Greece, and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

$13.6B record-breaking solar park rises from Dubai desert

$13.6B record-breaking solar park rises from Dubai desert
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Under the Arabian sun, a monumental construction effort is making headway. Located deep within Dubai's desert interior, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park -- named after the emirate's ruler and the UAE's vice president and prime minister -- continues to grow and has just passed another milestone.

Today in Pictures, April 26, 2019

Today in Pictures, April 26, 2019
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Art installation on the facade of a building in Saint-Herblain, France, protest in Brasilia, Brazil, and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

Today in Pictures, April 25, 2019

Today in Pictures, April 25, 2019
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Singapore doctors treat baby found abandoned in Vietnam, ANZAC Day service in Sydney, Australia, and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

Today in Pictures, April 24, 2019

Today in Pictures, April 24, 2019
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Burials for victims of Sri Lanka bomb blasts, Reminiscence Walks programme in Singapore's Kampong Gelam precinct, and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

Today in Pictures, April 23, 2019

Today in Pictures, April 23, 2019
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Earthquake hits Pampanga, Philippines, landslide in Cauca, Colombia, and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

Today in Pictures, April 22, 2019

Today in Pictures, April 22, 2019
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Bomb blast in Negombo, Sri Lanka, stone stacking competition in Dunbar, Scotland, and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

Egypt unearths 8 mummies in 3,500-year-old tombs

Egypt unearths 8 mummies in 3,500-year-old tombs
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Egyptian officials unearthed eight mummies, 10 colorful sarcophagi and numerous figurines in 3,500-year-old tombs, the Ministry of Antiquities announced Tuesday.